Kenya Mall Attack: Recovered Bodies May Be Gunmen

Norwegian authorities name a 23-year-old suspect

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A woman shields a baby as a soldier stands guard inside the Westgate shopping mall after a shootout in Nairobi, on Sept. 21, 2013.

Bodies recovered from the Westgate shopping center on Thursday are probably those of two attackers, according to a Kenyan official.┬áNdung’u Gethenji, who heads the committee investigating the Sept. 21 attack, said AK47 rifles were found next to the bodies, ruling out the possibility that they were soldiers since the army does not use those weapons.

Meanwhile, one of the suspected gunmen has been identified as Norwegian Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, 23, who was born in Somalia, the BBC reports.

More than three weeks on, it remains unclear how many gunmen were involved in the attack and whether any escaped. Authorities initially reported that 10 to 15 militants were at the mall but surveillance video appears to show only four men.

[BBC]